Featured Healthcare Content

  1. VARs Could Help Control Health Insurance Costs — If Regulations Keep Up With Tech Advances
    12/10/2014

    Laws and regulations frequently lag behind technology in most sectors, and, according to an article from Smart Data Collective, the world of health insurance is no different.

  2. Tech Gap Around Value-Based Care Provides Opportunity For VARs
    12/9/2014

    While healthcare providers agree that VBR (value-based reimbursement) is the future of healthcare, few organizations have the clinical analytics and business intelligence tools to truly take advantage of the change, according to a McKesson Corporation survey presented by Health IT Analytics.

  3. Is ICD-10 The Path To Big Data Success?
    12/8/2014

    From injuries by turkey (or squirrel) to handwringing over the enormous increase in code number and complexity, much of the discussion around ICD-10 has centered on the problematic and the comical. This article from HIT Consultant though, takes the position that the new coding system may actually be an integral key to productive use of Big Data in the healthcare space.

  4. Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 5, 2014
    12/4/2014

    In this week’s news, EMRs (electronic medical records) are taking stronger hold in Canada, and ICD-10 faces potential further delays.

  5. ONC Continues To Encourage Interoperability Efforts
    12/4/2014

    The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has recently announced its latest step in ushering in a new era of healthcare focused on quality and value — a white paper titled Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement: A Vision To Achieve Better Health And Health Care.

  6. HHS: EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use Are Primary Challenges
    12/2/2014

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its list of top management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last year.

  7. Sleep Tracking Faces Potential Disruption From Gaming Industry
    12/2/2014

    Biometric sensors are in the news again, with new players, new technologies, and new opportunities opening up.

  8. Websense Cybersecurity Predictions Released For 2015
    12/1/2014

    Websense has released its list of cybersecurity predictions for 2015. The year 2014 was fraught with data breaches and challenges to security across industries and technologies.  “Cybercriminals are continually adapting evasive techniques and methods so they can circumvent the security systems that were specifically put in place to stop them,” Charles Renert, vice president of Websense Security Labs, says in a press release. “By thoroughly analyzing recent cybercrime trends and tactics, we have established a common thread across each of these predictions: threat activity is increasing in frequency and sophistication.”

  9. Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 1, 2014
    12/1/2014

    In this week’s news, Massachusetts makes a $3.3-million payment error, and CMS selects payers for end-to-end testing. Also, “EHR data integrity” debuts on the Health IT Hazards List, and a study shows EHR data analysis can have benefits for drug repurposing.

  10. CMS Extends Hardship Exemption
    11/26/2014

    The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have decided to add “extreme and uncontrollable circumstances” to its list of Meaningful Use hardship exemptions.

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